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55 Vintage Book Covers Brought to Life

Nov 16, 2015 | 831 videos
Video by Henning M. Lederer

In this colorful animation, German-born digital artist Henning M. Lederer sets in motion a series of obscure book covers mostly from the 1970s. Using graphics from the Montague Projects and Book Worship, the result is a hypnotic series of geometric shapes that brings new life to vintage titles such as The Cold War and Men, Machines, and Modern Times—titles deemed insignificant or uncollectible in their time of original publishing.

For more of Lederer's work, visit his website.

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Author: Jaclyn Skurie

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